Background

Meals on Wheels had been in the process of seeking a location for a new head office and commercial kitchen. The need to expand and upgrade their kitchen space was pivotal, so with the help of Kennett, they identified a site on Sir Donald Bradman Drive which was previously occupied by Rossi Boots. Through this process, Kennett were awarded a Managing Contractor agreement for the construction of the proposed brand-new state-of-the-art Meals on Wheels premises.

Project

The $15m project includes a two-storey office area, commercial kitchen space and feature courtyard. Due to the nature of the way Meals on Wheels operates, there are some unique aspects of the build, including the installation of cool rooms, freezers and associated kitchen requirements. As part of the contract, Kennett are also contracted to install all new kitchen equipment.

The office and amenities areas feature a highly-specified mix of materials, including polished concrete, timber flooring and also feature timber and joinery. The façade of the building is a mixture of full-height glazing, Flemish Bond masonry walls, Dampalon cladding and in-situ white concrete upstands.

Construction Detail/s

  Demolition of the existing Rossi Boots factory and office area, including the
removal of underground storage tanks.

  Construction of a new facility incorporating office and commercial kitchen consisting of structural steel, precast panels, masonry, in-situ concrete walls,
metal roof cladding and a mix of Dampalon and CFC wall cladding.

  Installation of all commercial kitchen requirements, including cool rooms,
freezer and equipment.

Team

Paul Jennings – Construction Manager

Phil Hole – Estimating Manager

Edward Tory & Edward Schulz – Project Manager/s

Harrison Dewar – Contracts Administrator

Aaron Killeen – Site Manager

James Seppelt – HSE Officer

Sean Rendell – Estimator